Joliet, IL (July 28, 2023) – On Thursday morning in Joliet, a construction worker was buried by falling debris and subsequently transported to an area medical center.
The East Joliet Fire Protection District reported that they arrived at the scene of a collapsed concrete wall near Interstate 80 and Richards Street at about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27.
The victim, identified only as a 28-year-old male, was reportedly rescued by his coworkers before being transferred to Silver Cross Hospital in fair condition.
Officers with the Joliet Police Department later responded to aid the investigation, though the events leading up to the accident remain unknown.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his loved ones. We hope for his complete recovery.